1998 Lexus ES 300 Engine replace

Tiny
WALTER LUIZ
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  • 1998 LEXUS ES 300
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 60,000 MILES
Dear Sirs,
Please, could it possible replace the damaged engine of my above car for one of the following engines (items 2 and 3)?
1) My car => VIS no. JTA62XV20W0123504 => motor 1MZ-FE (serial no. 1MZ0592009) without VVT-i => four-speed automatic transmission.
2) ES 300 => 2003/2003 => VIS no. JTHBF30G230147848 => motor 1MZ-FE (serial no. 1MZ4695450) with VVT-i => five-speed automatic transmission.
3) ES 300 => 1999/2000 => VIS no. JTB62XV20Y0238446 => motor 1MZ-FE (serial no. 1MZ0836990) with VVT-i => four-speed automatic transmission.
The item 2 (newr) it is preferable.
Sincerely.
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Thursday, February 25th, 2010 AT 8:05 AM

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Tiny
DAVE H
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Hello .. thanks for the donation .. much appreciated

Both of these motors should fit into your vehicle as they are both 1MZ-FE motos the same as your existing motor ..

Hope this helps


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Thursday, February 25th, 2010 AT 6:56 PM
Tiny
WALTER LUIZ
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Dear Sirs,
Thanks for your answer.
Please note that both available engines is type 1MZE-FE, equal the damaged engine, but both has VVT-i, i.E. With continuously Variable -Valve Timing with intelligence.
The damaged engine does not have this VVT-i device.
I suppose that the electronic command of the car (computer) and its electrical installation are difference and the new motor could not function after installation. What about the different transmission speeds - five instead of four (existing) too?
By the way, could you inform me how can I confirm if the engine of a car has this system VVT-i, by checking the engine installation in the car?
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Friday, February 26th, 2010 AT 6:18 AM
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DAVE H
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Sorry I thought you had stated your faulty engine was WITH VVTi. Just noticed it states WITHOUT. You are quite correct the computer settings will be different. You could change the computers and associated wiring?. If you are not swapping the transmission it does not matter
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Friday, February 26th, 2010 AT 1:20 PM

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